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Research and Development Tax Credits

R&D Tax Credits

The R&D tax credit is a tax-based incentive that encourages investment in R&D by companies in Ireland.

Accounting for R&D tax credits.

Revenue recently published updated guidelines for the R&D tax credit, superseding the April 2015 guidelines. KPMG’s R&D Incentives Practice welcomes many of the key updates to and clarifications of Revenue’s position, many of which we have actively called for. However, we believe other areas remain ambiguous and will be seeking further clarification from Revenue and monitoring the application of the new guidance in practice.

We have prepared an information flyer with an overview of the changes made by the new guidelines and our analysis of how they will work in practice. We will update our clients individually to ensure their claims are prepared in line with the new guidance.

Download R&D tax credit: Revenue guidelines update 2019 (PDF, 338KB).



KPMG’s R&D Incentives Practice was established in 2004, when the R&D tax credit was first introduced. We are Ireland’s largest, longest-established and most experienced specialist R&D tax credit practice. Our dedicated multidisciplinary team, comprising tax, finance, science and engineering professionals, has the expertise required to help ensure our clients claim their proper entitlement and submit robust claims to Revenue.

Our SME and large company teams have filed R&D tax credit claims for businesses of every size and scale and in all industry sectors. We engage regularly with all relevant stakeholders, including taxpayers and Government, and we have significant experience of Revenue’s approach to auditing R&D tax credit claims in Ireland.

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